On the Sixth Day of TATEmas…

Posted: December 17, 2014 in A Little Less Profound
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The Airborne Toxic Event: The Sixth Day of TATEmas

Words by Glen, Artwork by Shyra

On the sixth day of TATEmas, Mikel gave to me:

six jilted mermaids

five golden picks

four El Gran Burritos

three dueling drummers

two angel wings

and a bloody bird in a bare tree.

The Airborne Toxic Event: The Sixth Day of TATEmas (details)

This piece is 8×10″. “I drew these mermaids separately and cut/glued them onto the canvas and added an excerpt of ‘And I crashed upon your rocks when I heard your voice singing and I begged for your love with my busted ears ringing, my hopeful heart repeating you are more than a promise of the sea,’ since he had referenced mermaids in that song – ‘Bride & Groom.'” Comment below to enter to win this original artwork by Shyra Taylor. We’ll announce the winner tonight at 10pm Pacific Time.

shyraShyra lives with her husband and two girls (dogs) deep in the heart of Texas. Every spare moment she has, she spends in her studio listening to TATE and creating mixed media pieces using personal drawings, paints, pencils, papers – you name it. She enjoys finding ways to reuse/recycle different things in her works as well as collecting objects she finds in everyday places and odd spaces alike.

Glen, Fan of The Airborne Toxic Event Glen is the founder and editor of This Is Nowhere. He’s grateful for an understanding wife and kids who indulge his silly compulsion to chase a band all over the Pacific Northwest (and occasionally beyond) every time the opportunity arises.

  1. this is absolutely stunning! and one of my favorite lyrics. love the underwater theme, it’s amazing!


  2. Matthew Jameson says:

    I love the mermaid reference. I’ve been hooked on this song lately.


  3. Joe Centanni says:

    These are all great pieces of art.


  4. jenlargent says:

    OMG – Mermaids!!!!!!


  5. treendabean says:

    ha, ha. those pissed off mermaids just made my day.

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  6. Chris N says:

    Great lyric choice, yet again!


  7. trevor says:

    this would make my day


  8. els9874 says:

    Aside from the awesome subject matter and lyrics, the colors you used are breathtaking! Love it!


  9. treendabean says:

    If I win this it’s totally going on my desk at work.

    “You got a problem? Talk to the mermaids, man. Talk to the mutha-effin’ mermaids”


  10. David Somorai says:

    Bride and Groom is my favorite song. Would love to win this. It’s a great design.


  11. Stacey Swan says:

    Possibly my favorite lyrics from my favorite TATE song!


  12. Andy says:

    You are more than the promise of the sea…


  13. Rebecca says:

    So pretty!


  14. The winner of the 6th Day of TATEmas is Chris N. Check back tomorrow for your next chance to win Airborne Toxic Event artwork!


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